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SAI Event Topic : Urbanization

Caste in the time of globalization

WHEN
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Narendar Pani, Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design The challenge of combating caste discrimination in India has generated two quite different approaches. There has been a radical view that the caste system can be made to disappear through, […]

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Re-thinking Local: A Cross-regional Dialogue about Strategies for Local Practice in Cities

WHEN
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 06:30pm —
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 02:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Student Event “Re-thinking Local” will examine how architects are developing new models of locally-based design practice given the changing realities of urbanization around the world, with a particular focus on South and Southeast Asia. These two public events feature Vo Trong Nghia, the most prolific contemporary architect in Vietnam, and Marina Tabassum, the leading female architect […]

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Techno-networks and Urban Space in Bombay Cinema

WHEN
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Urbanization Seminar Ranjani Mazumdar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design This paper looks at the role of media and communication technologies in the imagination of urban spaces in contemporary Bombay cinema. If surveillance practices and their resultant structuring becomes one part of this imagination (No […]

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India: the Urban Transition

WHEN
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Urbanization Seminar  Henrik Valeur, Architect-Urbanist, Founder and Creative Director of UiD Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design Can India use urbanization as a driver of economic, human and social development like China has done? How can Indian cities be made more inclusive, productive and livable? Are there any […]

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The Capitals of Postcolonial Pakistan: Urbanism as a discourse of Territorial Selfhood

WHEN
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Farhan Karim, Assistant Professor The University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Design, and Planning Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design In the two decades following the creation of Pakistan, the government embarked on a lofty project to establish Muslim nationalism as a two pronged symbol: a […]

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Development, Dissent and Architecture in the building of Modern India

WHEN
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Peter Scriver, Centre for Asian and Middle-Eastern Architecture (CAMEA), University of Adelaide Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design In Jawaharlal Nehru’s strategic vision for India’s postcolonial modernization and development, the architecture and urbanism of Chandigarh, the new Punjab State Capital, was of ‘enormous importance’. ‘It hits […]

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The Ephemeral City: Looking at Temporary Landscape of Religion in South Asia and Latin America

WHEN
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

What is the role of the Ephemeral City in the broader discussion about urbanism globally? Professor Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of  the Department of Urban Planing and Design (GSD), will moderate a conversation across disciplines about ephemerality in the landscapes of South Asian and Latin American cities.  The panel will feature Harvard scholars Felipe Hernandez (GSD), Marianne […]

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Building Storeys: An Architect’s journey through the Indian landscape

WHEN
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Brinda Somaya, Architect and Urban Conservationist. Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Whether it involves the restoration of a rural Indian village, the creation of a corporate campus, the rejuvenation of city monuments or the […]

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Conceptualizing The Urban Civic Realm: Insights From The Indian City

WHEN
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Speaker: Prem Chandavarkar, Managing Partner, CnT Architects. Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design. It is necessary to distinguish between ‘civic space’ and ‘public space’: the former must embrace inter-personal engagement, whereas the latter need not go […]

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Transnational Urbanism and Post-colonial Challenges Planning and design processes under the aegis of transnational organizations: case studies in India and in the South-East Asia region

WHEN
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Speaker: Maristella Casciato, Associate Director, Research – Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal. Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design. The lecture Transnational Urbanism and Post-colonial Challenges sheds light on the complex processes of decolonization after […]

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Access to Toilets and Women’s Rights

WHEN
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Urbanization and Gender Seminar Sharmila Murthy, Assistant Professor of Law, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School Ramnath Subbaraman, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Research Advisor, Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action, and Research (PUKAR), Mumbai, India Subhadra Banda, Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research; MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government […]

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